The ever-louder chorus of support for medical cannabis is a positive thing for everyone involved. For patients, it means easier access to natural medicine that can deliver a genuine improvement in their quality of life. For everybody else, it means a brand-new industry ready to thrive—which could quickly lead to more tax revenue, more jobs, and a healthier economy overall.Of course, as the market for medical cannabis grows, we find ourselves in need of space to accommodate this new cash crop.Where’s all this medicinal pot going to be grown? That is one of the challenges we see emerging from the industry as it seeks legitimacy. As marijuana becomes more readily available for medical and even recreational uses, Americans are reckoning with some new and some familiar environmental questions, collateral damage, and positive developments.
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